A letter from Howard Hughes to William A. Kirkland, Board of Trustees, Rice Institute, Dec. 26, 1950, expressing his gratitute for a tribute to engineer Lewis Garfield published by Rice Institute. This typed letter is dated Dec. 26, 1950, signed by Howard Hughes.
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Howard Robard Hughes, Jr., was born December 24, 1905, in Houston. He is best known as an aviator, movie producer, billionaire, entrepreneur and owner of Hughes Tool Company. Hughes attended Rice Institute briefly circa 1924, and on June 1, 1925, he married Houston socialite Ella Rice.
Hughes passed away April 5, 1976. For more information on Hughes, see the Handbook of Texas Online, at <http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/HH/fhu60.html>.
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Howard Hughes Letter to William A. Kirkland, 1950, MS 027, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University. http://archives.library.rice.edu/repositories/2/resources/26 Accessed December 07, 2022.